DPRK hackers attacked South Korean exchanges

Hackers from North Korea were trying to steal found of South Korea cryptocurrency exchanges
02 October 2017   896

A police investigation confirmed the involvement of North Korean hackers in the recent attacks on the South Korea's crypto exchange, but they were not able to steal money. This is written by The Japan Times.

Security company FireEye reported on the fact that since May hackers from North Korea made several attempts to steal funds from South Korean exchanges. It is alleged that in recent months, at least three attempts have been made at phishing attacks on South Korean exchanges.

The findings of FireEye confirmed by the police of South Korea: according to it, between July and August, several dozen employees of four exchanges whose names were not disclosed, were sent emails containing malicious code. Hackers were allegedly speaking on behalf of representatives of government agencies responsible for security issues, and letters were sent from the same IP addresses that were previously associated with North Korea's attacks on government organizations in Seoul.

It is noted that none of the computers was compromised and the funds were not stolen

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   21

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.

Alexander Vinnik


Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.